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  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Wear and biological safety of dental titanium implants (GCRF)
  Dr X Chen, Dr J Gough, Dr X Fan
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Titanium implant is the most widely accepted and successfully used type of implant. Despite a high success rate, failures associate with toxicity of particles release from implant system via wear have been reported1,2.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Brain connectivity in cochlear implant users.
  Dr M Shader
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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RMIT University and the Bionics Institute invite applications from highly motivated individuals to complete a PhD in the field of medical bionics.
  Role of Bacteria-Purinoceptor Interactions in Pathological Changes Leading to Implant Failure
  Prof D Gorecki, Prof C Louca
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Professor Darek Gorecki and Professor Chris Luca.
  Cracking down bacterial infection in bone by new photo-responsive nanoparticles
  Dr K Yeung
Applications accepted all year round

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Bio-metals have been extensively used in orthopaedic implantations. However, bacterial infection and unsatisfactory integration at the bone-implant interface remain major post-operative complications.
  Peptide hydrogels as a long-acting multipurpose drug delivery platform for combined contraception and HIV prevention
  Dr G Laverty, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age worldwide. HIV and unintended pregnancies are prevalent in developing nations due to the lack of effective female contraceptive choice.
  Bioactive ceramic coatings with antimicrobial properties to increase orthopaedic implant longevity
  Prof H Zreiqat, Prof C Dunstan, Dr C Berndt
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed Training. An HDR will develop extensive skills in biomaterials processing and characterisation techniques, to develop new ceramic coatings with antimicrobial properties.
  Smart implant and spine AI
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Our team is working on novel diagnosis methods and implants for spine disorders. The diagnosis tools cover form home based examinations to hospital screenings.
  Muscle Attachments to Implants
  Prof G Blunn, Dr M Roldo, Dr G Tozzi
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Professor Blunn, Dr Roldo and Dr Tozzi.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Design of cranial reconstruction plates: integrating engineering analysis and understanding
  Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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Customised medical implants are widely used in healthcare for applications such as craniofacial reconstruction after trauma or tumour removal.
  Microfabricated Engineered Systems for Sustained Ocular Drug Delivery
  Dr R Thakur, Dr D Lamprou
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinal diseases that originate at the back of the eye, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), represent the leading causes of vision loss in the Western world.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
  Adhesion of Tissues to Percutaneous Implants
  Dr M Roldo, Prof G Blunn, Dr G Tozzi
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health and will be supervised by Dr Marta Roldo, Prof Gordon Blunn and Dr Gianluca Tozzi.
  Structural design and optimisation of 3D-printed polymers
  Prof L Susmel
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) brings with it significant design freedoms, permitting complex forms to be incorporated in high-value components for high-impact applications.
  Implantable biosensors to monitor and stimulate tissue regeneration
  Prof G Suaning, Prof H Zreiqat, Prof A McEwan, Dr R Chandrawati
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed Training. We will provide technical training in new biosensor techniques and modalities that do not currently exist.
  Optimising Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured (3D Printed) Titanium Alloys
  Dr M Kartal, Dr Amir Siddiq
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a common term used to describe the technology in which three-dimensional (3D) objects are fabricated by successive layers of material.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Developing the next generation of neural stimulation devices.
  Assoc Prof R Richardson
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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RMIT University and the Bionics Institute invite applications from highly motivated individuals to complete a PhD in the field of medical bionics.
  Multi-transmit technology for optimal magnetic resonance imaging of patients with deep brain electrodes
  Dr O Ipek, Prof J Hajnal, Prof A Hammers
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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There are increasing numbers of procedures in which electrodes are placed at depth in the human brain – both for recording and stimulation.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Porosity tailored titanium scaffolds for bone engineering
  Dr C Torres-Sanchez, Prof P Conway
Applications accepted all year round

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Replacing a part or a function of the body in a safe, reliable, long-lasting and economic manner is the main motivation of this study.
  Bioresorbable scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of natural bone
  Dr K Manda, Dr F Buchanan, Dr A Lennon
Applications accepted all year round

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QUB – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD project 2019-2020.
  LONG-ACTING MICRONEEDLE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
  Dr R Donnelly
Applications accepted all year round

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Microneedle arrays are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum barrier.
  Novel drug delivery systems for Schizophrenia treatment
  Dr E Larraneta
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project aims to develop, characterise and test a new type of implantable device to provide sustained antipsychotic drug delivery for schizophrenia treatment.
  Peptide hydrogels as novel nanotherapeutic delivery agents enhancing the anti-tumour efficacy of radiotherapy
  Dr J Coulter, Dr G Laverty
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a pressing clinical need for effective localised cancer treatments. Addressing this need we will develop a novel drug delivery system comprised of a nanoparticle/drug releasing hydrogel implant.
  Autonomous Implantable Sensors/Actuators on Commercial MEMS and CMOS platforms
  Dr A Mohammadi
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Informal enquiries. Dr Ali Mohammadi ([email protected]). Supplying electrical power to the sensor nodes from alternative energy sources is a key enabling factor for future applications of wireless sensor networks such as Internet of Things (IoT).
  Innovating an anti-tilt human eye topographer
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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The project aims to design a human eye topographer that able to scan the eye topography without tilting.
  Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems.
  Bioprinting to Treat Osteochondral Defects
  Dr P Petkov, Dr M Roldo
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology and will be supervised by Dr Petko Petkov and Dr Roldo.
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